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Seattle teen reported being raped — and it took cops 10 years to bother testing her rape kit

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Seattle Police this week arrested a 52-year-old man after DNA evidence indicated that he had raped a teenage girl whose rape kit had gone untested for more than a decade.

Local news station KOMO reports that police arrested Darin Bolar on charges of kidnapping and repeatedly raping a girl 11 years ago when she was just 14 years old.

The reason it took so long to discover Bolar’s alleged link to the victim’s sexual assault, reports KOMO, is that her rape kit went unexamined for years — and was one of more than 1,000 rape kits that have been languishing in a backlog that has only just recently been addressed.

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As KOMO explains, former Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole in 2015 started an initiative to start going through all of the backlogged rape kits.

“Cases had to meet certain criteria to be sent to the state crime lab for testing, but O’Toole’s announcement prompted Seattle police to send each kit along for examination,” KOMO explains.

Bolar’s alleged rape of a 14-year-old 11 years ago was not the first time he had been arrested for sex crimes, as he was convicted in 1993 of third-degree child rape for assaulting a teenage girl while she was at an amusement park.

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Giuliani’s Ukraine henchman once held a gun to man’s head and threatened to kill him if he told police: report

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Lev Parnas, one of Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani's henchmen who tried to help him pressure the Ukrainian government, has a long history of making death threats and associating with fraudsters, according to a new report from Politico.

According to Politico, a restraining order filed by a man who was once Parnas's landlord back in 2008 claimed that Parnas threatened to kill him after he asked him to vacate the apartment that he was renting.

"If you call the cops, they are not going to find you ever," Parnas told the man, according to the complaint.

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‘Increasingly likely’ Bolton will be hauled before House investigators over Trump’s Ukraine fiasco: report

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According to The Daily Beast, President Donald Trump's former National Security Adviser John Bolton is "increasingly likely" to be subpoenaed by Democratic investigators in the House as part of the impeachment proceedings into Trump's dealings with Ukraine.

Bolton, a longtime neoconservative war hawk, served in the role after Trump fired Gen. H. R. McMaster, but often clashed with the president on matters of national security and left the administration on bitter terms.

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‘The president got his head handed to him’: CNN panel points out GOP is fleeing Trump after Syria vote

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A CNN panel discussion on Donald Trump's very bad Wednesday turned to a House vote that saw Republicans joining with Democrats en masse in condemning the president's actions in Syria, with the panelists agreeing it is bad sign for Trump's future.

Speaking with hosts John Berman and Alisyn Camerota, CNN regulars Jeffrey Toobin and Dana Bash said Trump is facing big problems as impeachment looms.

According to Bash, a big part of Trump's bad day was word of his "meltdown" on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) spreading to congressional lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.

As she noted the now-famous picture of Pelosi confronting the president, Bash explained, "It's hard to see how that picture shows anything other than her literally and figuratively standing up to the president, particularly after what we now are told from people on both sides of the aisle who were in that room happened where the president was, again to use his words, 'rude to her'"

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